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The Square Restaurant

60 Colinton Road | Newlands, Claremont 7700, South Africa
+27 21 657 4500
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“tasting menu” (3 reviews)
“pork” (3 reviews)
“sushi” (10 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
60 Colinton Road | Newlands, Claremont 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

The Square is the main restaurant for the Vineyard Hotel, one of the nicest hotels in the world and has superb views of Table Mountain. The gardens are extensive with lots of giant tortoises. Food, service, location, superb!

Thank Julian M
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

I took my mum and little girl for afternoon tea. I feel the quantity of items is good but was a bit let down as the sandwiches bread was dried out as if it had stood for quite some time before serving. Also I felt...More

Thank Lauren J
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Had dinner at the Square whilst staying at the Vineyard hotel . The first things to note are the setting which is great particularly the huge but comfy dining chairs but also the service which was warm and very friendly but also very efficient. The...More

Thank Dorlcote
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

As part of the fabulous Vineyard Hotel this elegant dining room sets the scene for an overall great dining experience. We had a breakfast here and the huge buffet selection combined with the choices on the al la carte menu meant we were spoilt for...More

Thank Kolletjie
Reviewed December 30, 2017

We live close by and pop around for lunch or dinner every few months. Some times are better than others. This was one of the times that went well. Their summer menu has a good selection of sushi and other typical South African fare. They...More

Thank Poleinahole
Reviewed December 7, 2017

Breakfasts in the Vineyard hotel superb The tasting menu tried on a Sat evening when the kitchen was overwhelmed by other corporate parties, bad night to choose so may have been an one-off; ideas fine, accompanying wines well selected; concept good but 30+ mins between...More

Thank dunstanrichard
Reviewed November 30, 2017

Had dinner here one evening during our stay and the food was good, reasonable choice and good service.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed November 13, 2017

This restaurant offers a wide range of menus. Excellent dishes, and good wines, served by very professional and attentionate staff !

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed August 18, 2017

We were staying at the hotel and opted for the Square on our first night. Lovely 5 course tasting menu with paired wines, very reasonable for what it was, with good food, good wine, good service. I saw someone's review saying that the portions were...More

Thank David M
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Tried the Wine and food paring at the Vineyard hotel, they are running different tastings with various vineyards. The evening was very pleasant and a great way to taste new wines, with the wine maker give information. The food although extremely well presented, the portion...More

Thank Gingerlyn640
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Colinton Road | Newlands, Claremont 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +27 21 657 4500
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The Square Restaurant is a magnificent glass-roofed restaurant with tranquil green surrounds. The indoor trees make one feel in tune with nature and create an intimate atmosphere, which compliments the superb cuisine. This wonderful ambience is enhanced by harp or piano music. The award-winning wine list completes this enjoyable dining experience, with all the major estates represented as well as some "off-the-beaten-track" choices.
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